Fiction and Neuroscience – Guest post by author Trina St. Jean

“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.” Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone, 1921) Everywhere you turn these days, fictional characters in both adult and young adult novels are dealing with brain trouble. Maybe they’ve had their brains altered …

Orca on the road!

Orca has just recently returned from two great conferences, the ALA midwinter conference in Philadelphia, PA and the OLA Super Conference in Toronto, Ontario. There was lots of excitement about our hi/lo series for struggling readers–Orca Soundings, Orca Currents, Orca Sports and Rapid Reads–but there was also a general enthusiasm …